First workshop for the Cornwall Physics Education Partnership

The Cornwall Physics Education Partnership held its first teacher workshop on 10 October at Truro School. Delegates from eight local schools attended – Bodmin College, Camborne Science and International Academy, Falmouth School, Humphry Davy School, Penair, Richard Lander School, Truro High School and Wadebridge School. Led by Adam Laity (Head of Physics, Truro School) and … Read more

Recent meetings and a new school

[dt_highlight color=”” text_color=”” bg_color=””]An update of recent Physics Partners schools meetings.[/dt_highlight]   Liverpool 12 September 2016 Six schools met at St Francis Xavier College in Woolton to agree a programme of six meetings this academic year. They will work on the new Key Stage 4 syllabus in Physics.Two other groups of schools, based at West … Read more

Outstanding lectures at King Edward V1 School

King Edward VI School Birmingham hosted two outstanding lectures in its Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 30 June. The first was on Gravitational Waves by Andreas Freise, Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Birmingham. The second, on The Higgs Bosun and The Large Hadron Collider was given by Alan Barr, Professor of Particle … Read more

Skittles and bowling: Teaching radioactivity

Take nine exhausted end-of-term science teachers, some radioactive sources, a few bags of Skittles, some play-dough and mix in a few dodgy sporting analogies – and you have all the ingredients needed for a successful Physics Partners training session! We started with some true/false statements to break the ice and tease out some themes. This … Read more

A level physics practical – a Physics Partners video

As of September 2015, practical work in A-Level Physics is no longer assessed through examination – but it’s still a core part of the curriculum. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the support and resources available to teachers, and we think there’s a gap. To start filling it, we teamed up with physics teacher Alom Shaha to … Read more

Harris federation feedback

The enthusiasm of the facilitators for all things physics was infectious. Inexperienced staff at Harris have been given the confidence to teach physics in an engaging and challenging way. New and innovative teaching strategies have been demonstrated to ensure a positive impact on T&L in the classroom at Harris academies. S3 Physics have been used … Read more

Thanks from Buxton School

I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed having the team from Physics Partners here for inset sessions. It has been really good to be able to ask questions and do the hands on practical with them. Other physics insets I have attended were just watch and do, but Physics Partners have the time … Read more